The REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project has updated its alternative refrigerants e-learning platform which is now live in 15 languages.

The is a free tool which focuses on safety, efficiency, reliability and containment of low GWP alternative refrigerants – carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrocarbon and low flammables (HFOs and R32).

It provides access to 9 learning modules covering:

Introduction to Alternative Refrigerants - safety, efficiency, reliability and good practice demonstrations
Safety and risk assessment
System design using alternative refrigerants 
Containment and leak detection of alternative refrigerants
Maintenance and repair of alternative refrigerant systems
Retrofitting existing systems
Checklist of legal obligations when working with alternative refrigerants
Measuring the financial and environmental impact of leakage
Tools and guidance for conducting site survey
It also features demonstration videos covering both flammables and carbon dioxide principles.

To support the e-learning program, the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE team is organising 'train the trainer' events from March to June 2019 across Europe.

With a focus on flammables and carbon dioxide, these events will provide trainers with a practical introduction to the program which includes assessments and certification, as well as information about how to set up and market REAL Alternatives training events.

This will lead to a network of over 100 licensed training providers in alternative refrigerants throughout Europe.

The REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project is supported by 12 different European countries: Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland, UK, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Portugal, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

To find out more about REAL Alternatives training visit



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